Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Physics Engineering

The Major in Physics Engineering instills students with the fundamentals of current technology. This is achieved through extensive instruction in the sciences that combines classical and modern physics with mathematics, chemistry, and biology. This major places particular emphasis on the application of physics to mechanical or electrical engineering to solve real-world problems, as well as on applications in other areas of knowledge, such as the chemical or biological sciences.

This is an interdisciplinary program that aims to establish a channel through which engineering can transfer and apply physics to society. This channel will provide the engineering disciplines with new sources of information and with access to scientific discoveries in physics.

Students can combine this solid education in physics with a conventional area of engineering or applied science, thereby facilitating the design and development of technologies in the fields of materials, energy, microelectronics, and signals, among others, as well as being applicable for graduate studies in engineering and applied science.

Recommended Exploratory Courses

  • IFI1001 Introduction to Physics Engineering

This course will allow students to obtain a general vision of the Major in Physics Engineering and the areas of knowledge that are studied.

Program Director

“This major will allow you to understand the fundamentals of current technology through an extensive training in science that combines classical and modern physics along with mathematics, chemistry and biology, with a special focus on applications of physics to mechanical and electrical engineering for solve real problems of society”, Christian Oberli Graf

List of Electives


Contact: majoringenieriafisica@ing.puc.cl

This recommended curriculum is subject to modifications in accordance with current academic planning at the time of course enrollment. Stay informed as to the most recent updates to the Academic Plan